Kennedy´s murderer may be free – level 2

01-09-2021 15:00

On 5 June 1968, Sirhan Sirhan murdered Robert F. Kennedy. The attack happened at a hotel in Los Angeles, California.

Sirhan ended up in prison where he served a life sentence. Last week, after 53 years in prison, 77-year-old Sirhan got very good news. He can leave prison if he promises that he will not do any crimes.

Two of Kennedy´s sons agreed with the idea, and one of them said that Sirhan was still a human, and he should get a chance to live a normal life.  It is not clear now if Sirhan will leave the prison. A special group called the California Parole Board must check the case, and then, the governor will decide what will happen with Sirhan.

Difficult words: life sentence (when a person must spend the rest of his life in prison), governor (the leader of the government of a US state), Parole Board (a special group that decides if a person can leave prison).

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